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A Project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society,
University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law

How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you see the list of names. To sort any of the columns, place the cursor over a column heading, such as AGE, and click on the arrow. You can sort in alphabetical or chronological order or click on a particular value to select just the cases in that category. You can sort on more than one column or even multiple columns: such as STATE and COUNTY and CRIME.

The two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort cases by additional characteristics. At the top of the page, you will see the listing of the various Tags. To see more detailed definitions for these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links. You can only sort for one variable at a time in the TAG columns. To sort for several at once, please go here (hyperlink) to download our data as a spreadsheet.

The six columns on the far right of this page display separately the Contributing Factors that are listed together on the Summary Page. To save space, we use abbreviations. To see definitions of these factors, click on their full names:

Tags displays 15 variables
for all exonerations

OM Tags displays 11 variables
for cases with Official Misconduct​

  • PR: Prosecutor Misconduct
  • OF: Police Officer Misconduct
  • FA: Forensic Analyst Misconduct
  • CW: Child Welfare Worker Misconduct
  • WH: Withheld Exculpatory​ Evidence
  • NW: Misconduct That Is Not Withholding Evidence
  • KP: Knowingly Permitting Perjury
  • WT: Witness Tampering Or Misconduct Interrogating Co-defendant
  • INT: Misconduct In Interrogation of Exoneree
  • PJ: Perju​ry By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

DNA:Post-conviction DNA testing was conducted and contributed to the exoneration.​​​
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​Keyword Filter:

Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

To search the Registry for a name or keyword, type in the [Search] box. The filter finds cases that contain any of the words you enter if you check Or, or all of them if you check And. Do not use quotation marks. It allows truncation, but not with truncation symbols such as * and !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
Count= 22
Amon-RaNubian43BlackAZCochiseNCAssault7 years and 6 months20062012P/FA
CruzRobert33HispanicAZMaricopaH, JIPR, WHMurderDeath19811995P/FAOM
FishHarold57WhiteAZCoconinoH, NCMurder10 years20062009
GirdlerRay36WhiteAZYavapaiA, CV, H, JI, NCPR, FA, WH, NW, PLMurderLife19821991P/FAF/MFEOM
GrannisDavid31WhiteAZPimaHMurderDeath19911996P/FA
HernandezRocky18HispanicAZMaricopaHMurder19 years20102017ILD
IshakNadhir38OtherAZMaricopaM, NCTraffic Offense3 months20152018
Islas, Jr.Francisco47HispanicAZSanta CruzPOF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale90 days20132013P/FAOM
KrauseJason39WhiteAZYavapaiH, IOManslaughter10 years and 6 months19962017FCF/MFEILD
KroneRay34WhiteAZMaricopaBM, H, SAPR, WH, NWMurderDeath19922002DNAF/MFEOM
LewisBrandon23WhiteAZGilaNCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20132014P/FAOM
McCrimmonChristopher20BlackAZPimaHPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19931997P/FAOM
MilkeDebra25WhiteAZMaricopaCDC, CV, F, HPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19902015FCP/FAOM
MinnittAndre21BlackAZPimaHPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19932002P/FAOM
PeakCarolyn June39WhiteAZPimaF, HPR, WHMurderNot sentenced20002003OM
PrionLemuel30WhiteAZPimaH, SAMurderDeath19992003
RobisonJames Albert53WhiteAZMaricopaCDC, HMurderDeath19771993P/FA
SalazarFrances51HispanicAZMaricopaFPR, OF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale6 years20162018P/FAOM
SuarezRafael31HispanicAZCochiseAssault5 years19972000P/FAILD
WatkinsJohn19WhiteAZMaricopaP, SAOF, NW, WTSexual Assault14 years20042010DNAMWIDFCOM
WittDrayton18WhiteAZMaricopaCV, H, NC, SBS, IOMurder20 years20022012F/MFE
YoungbloodLarry30BlackAZPimaCV, SAChild Sex Abuse10 years and 6 months19852000DNAMWID